Volume 31, number 3
June Solstice 2011
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(Planetary Society members only)
8 Shuttle LIFE Organisms Return: The science has just begun after a successful trip to space for our microorganism friends. The lessons learned from this experiment will aid in the preparation for Phobos LIFE. By Bruce Betts
10 Planetary Cave Dwelling: Using the existing shielding provided by caves is one viable option for habitation on Mars. Lava tubes provide ready-made caves just below Mars' surface. By Jacques Blamont
20 Annual Report to Our Members: Looking back at the year in numbers and milestones passed. By Dan Geraci
Planetary Society Kids: Too hot or too cold in space? Demonstrate at home how spacecraft maintain temperature!
2 Snapshots from Space Viking redux.
4 Your Place in Space Change is in the air! Bill Nye speaks about the exciting new opportunities and challenges that the Society faces.
6 What’s Up? Don't miss the Perseid meteor shower.
7 Volunteer Spotlight Pasadena volunteers.
7 Q&A Does dark matter affect the speed of light?
17 Factinos Voyager finds bubbles; the Milky Way's twin?
22 Society News Celebrating Louis Friedman.
24 MySky A new Members-only benefit.